Body contouring after major weight loss is one of the most effective ways to remove loose skin and remaining fat. It also repositions and reshapes underlying tissues – the goal is to feel more comfortable and confident with your new body.
Losing weight is an awesome accomplishment, but many patients feel distressed because they’re left with excess or loose skin that won’t tighten up – no matter what they do. This excess skin and hanging fat cause all kinds of difficulties, including sweat-trapping and rashes, difficulty exercising, difficulty with clothes fitting, and issues with intimacy. Patients are often uncomfortable being undressed with their significant others or wearing swimwear on the beach. Excess, stretched skin often doesn’t respond to traditional diet and exercise, meaning a surgical lift procedure can be the most effective option.
Dr. Kayastha specializes in body contouring after weight loss. He understands the issues that come from losing significant weight, whether from bariatric surgery or a combination of diet and exercise. Our team has spoken to and taken care of many patients who were uncomfortable with their new bodies after weight loss. Dr. Kayastha is sensitive to the issues that arise from excess loose skin and is ready to help you feel better about your new body with a customized treatment plan.
Dr. Kayastha has had multiple patients remark that undergoing body contouring procedures “changed their life”. It’s a source of great satisfaction for him to help patients that have improved their overall health and wellbeing due to weight loss.
Good candidates for body contouring are patients who have lost significant weight and struggle with remaining loose skin and fat. You should be at a healthy and stable weight before opting for surgery, and if you have significantly more weight to lose, you should postpone your surgery. Dr. Kayastha will review your medical history during your consultation to determine whether you’re healthy enough to undergo surgery before creating a customized surgical plan.
What to Expect
You’ll review your goals for body contouring with Dr. Kayastha and our team. You can create a treatment package from a variety of surgical options.
What to Expect
Body contouring is performed under general anesthesia and can involve more than one procedure at the same time. Depending on your surgical plan, you can return home afterward.
What to Expect
Plan on taking plenty of time to rest and recover. You can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort at your incision sites and will need to refrain from the extensive activity. You can return to work after one to two weeks.
There are many options available for body contouring based on your unique needs. Common body contouring procedures include:
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You’ll be given detailed instructions to follow ahead of your surgical date, like fasting, avoiding certain medications, and arranging for someone to take you home. Make sure to prepare ahead of time for your recovery by purchasing groceries, preparing reheat-able meals, setting up a recovery area in your home, and filling any prescriptions needed for your postoperative period.
After body contouring, your focus should be on resting. You can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around your incisions. Any pain is usually at its worst for two to three days before subsiding. Your incisions will be dressed, and you’ll be given instructions on how to manage them. Be prepared to wear a compression garment for the duration of your recovery to minimize swelling and help the skin adhere to your new contours. Within one to two weeks, you can return to office-based work – you may need to recover longer if your job is physically taxing. Dr. Kayastha will indicate when you can return to your normal level of activity.
Once you’re recovered from your body contouring procedure, you’ll see a noticeable change in the leftover excess skin. Many patients enjoy a slimmer, more defined look. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent future weight gain, you can enjoy long-term results after your body contouring package.
Body contouring can transform your confidence after losing significant weight. To meet with Dr. Kayastha and learn more, we invite you to contact our Latham office by calling or filling out our online form.
Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.